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Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Premieres Solar Photovoltaic Seminar

National
The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, premiered a four-hour classroom seminar on developing the value
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in October

National
Mortgage credit availability increased in October according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)
NAR

NAR Doubles Grant Awards for Realtors® who Transformed Communities through Volunteer Efforts

National
During its annual convention from November 8-11, the National Association of Realtors® celebrated the Good Neighbor Awards 20th year of the Good Neighbor Awards
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.101 Trillion

National
Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $60.046 billion in October, providing financing for more than 229,000 homeowners and renters
Center for American Progress

Why Many Cities’ Smart Growth Transportation Strategies Don’t Work

National
The Center for American Progress released a new issue brief that looks at how many cities’ all-of-the-above strategies ultimately increase dependence on automobiles.
AGC

Autodesk and AGC to Provide Construction Industry with Custom-Fitting Safety Harnesses for Women

National
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration(link is external) (OSHA), falls are the leading cause of private sector worker fatalities in the construction
ABC National

ABC Elects 2020 National Chair, Executive Committee

National
Associated Builders and Contractors’ Board of Directors elected Tim Keating, owner and president, R. C. Stevens Construction Co., to serve as the 2020 ABC national chair
Mercy Housing

Mercy Housing Southeast Receives Financial Support and Tax Credits for Greenville area Affordable Housing

National
Mercy Housing Southeast announces the award of Low-Income Tax Credits (LIHTC) for a 46-unit affordable housing community in Mauldin, SC. Championed by Bon Secours St. Francis Health
NAR

Realtors®’ Expo Identifies Advantages of Real Estate Tech Tools

National
SAN FRANCISCO (November 10, 2019) – A variety of the latest and most trendy tech tools in real estate were discussed Saturday afternoon as tech savvy...

Jason Schraub named Vice President of Operation HOPE

National
Operation HOPE today announced the appointment of Jason Schraub as Vice President and member of the senior management group, effective October 8. Schraub has served as Regional Vice President

FinCEN Reissues Real Estate Geographic Targeting Orders for 12 Metropolitan Areas

National
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced the renewal of its Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) that require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind shell companies used in all-cash purchases of residential real estate.  The purchase amount threshold remains $300,000 for each covered metropolitan area.
NAHB

NAHB Announces Best of 55+ Housing Awards Finalists

National
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced the finalists for its 2020 Best of 55+ Housing Awards, the premier design and marketing competition for the 55+ housing industry.
ABC National

ABC Highlights Value of Leading Safety Indicators During OSHA Public Meeting

National
Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment and Workforce Development Greg Sizemore spoke at a Nov. 7 Occupational Health and Safety Administration
NLCHP

Mega-Tents Do Not Solve Homelessness, Or Excuse Sweeps

National
On Monday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ignored the voices of countless Austin residents when he ordered the displacement of homeless people living under Texas
NAR

Data Security Expert Tells Realtors® How to Avoid Data Breaches

National
Cybercrimes, including those involving transfer fraud and compromised records in real estate transactions, have increased over the past two years, and in 2019
MBA

MISMO® Issues Taxpayer Consent Language as Solution for New IRS Requirement on Sharing Tax...

National
MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, has issued its Taxpayer Consent Language, which permits lenders to share tax information received
MBA

MBA Announces Two Affordable Housing Advisory Councils

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today the formation of two advisory councils as part of its new affordable housing initiative.

4 Tips for Finding Your Dream Home

National
If you've been looking for your dream home, you don't need to be told it's no easy task. Finding the right pick for you isn't just about knowing what to look for. You have to know where to look for it as well. Here are a  few tips for narrowing down your options and zeroing in on the best fit for you and your family.

Tips on real estate agents insurance

National
The real estate business is always tricky and quite involving. It involves buyers and sellers of property and here, there is a process that must be followed. Most sellers are not ready to go through this process and therefore decide to choose another party (an agent) who helps them in the transaction and only involving them where necessary. A real estate agent job is not an easy one and worse still, it is very risky.
NAR

Metro Home Prices Rise in 93% of Metro Areas in Third Quarter of 2019

National
RealEstateRama - An overwhelming majority of metro areas experienced price gains with very limited inventory growth in the third quarter of 2019, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Buying Abandoned Storage Units

How to Make Money Buying Abandoned Storage Units

There are almost 50,000 self-storage facilities scattered across the country right now. There are actually more of these facilities in the U.S. than there are McDonald's restaurants (and it's not even close!).